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How to Make Sparkling Scented Shoes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Here at Natures Garden we strive to constantly think outside of the box.  We believe this inspires creativity and originality.  Melissa, this time you knocked it out of the box for sure!  You Go GLITTER Girl!  This project adds new meaning to trick or treat, smell my feet!

Are you looking to add that perfect bling to an already rocking outfit?  Maybe you do not want to follow suit in accessorizing your ensemble with the same old jewelry and whatnot’s that you always use.  Well, we can understand that.  So, without further adieu; we would like to present to you an exclusive Natures Garden Too Hot Not to Share Project:

Project Bling It On!

You Will Need:

Instructions:

1.  Prepare your work area.  Lay down newspaper or wax paper.

2.  Prepare your glue.  Mix approximately 2 ounces of glue to 2-4  ml of fragrance oil and stir thoroughly.

3.  Using your craft brush spread a thin layer of scented glue on a small section of the shoe.

4.  While keeping the shoe over the wax paper sprinkle the glitter over the shoe and shake off any excess.

5.  Repeat steps two and three until the entire shoe is covered.  I recommend applying glitter to the heel last; this way you can hold the heel while covering the rest of the shoe.

6.  Repeat the process for the second shoe.

7.  Allow the pair of shoes to dry overnight.

8.  Prepare your hairspray.  Mix approximately 2 ounces of hairspray to 1 ml of fragrance oil in a 2 ounce bullet bottle.  Attach a fine mist sprayer.

9.  Hold the bottle at least 6 inches from the shoe and spray the entire shoe with the hairspray mixture.  This will help keep the glitter in place.

10.  Allow your shoe to dry.

11.  Finally, put the shoes on and start showing them off.  These sparkling, scented, shoes are sure to turn some heads!

Project Tips:  Since you are covering the shoes with glue and glitter, it will not matter what the design or color of the original shoe is.  Before going to a store to purchase a pair of shoes, check your closet first.  You may already have a pair that is perfect to transform.  If you have to buy a pair of shoes; don’t forget to browse the clearance aisle, there are always diamonds in the rough.  Finally, do not be afraid to really get creative and mix it up.  Any Natures Garden fragrance oil will work, as will any color glitter.  The key thing to remember is to use extra fine glitter.  We have found that using the larger grade glitter poses some problems when trying to adhere the glitter to the glue on the shoe.

A little background on this project:

Melissa, our creative genius behind this magnificent project, has a passion for shoes.  She loves them.  But, then again, what girl doesn’t have a secret (sometimes small, but still there) obsession for shoes?  She wanted to share this project with everyone because she knows that at times the perfect pair of shoes is so hard to find.  So, as it is in any crafter’s nature, “Why not just do it yourself and scent it up a notch!”

What will you scent next?

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

 

Creativity with the Glam Wife

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Passionate about Creativity

My name is Carla – and I am the “Glam Wife” behind the blog “Creative Life of a Glam Wife”! In a nutshell, I’m a wife and mother (2 boys), beauty and cooking blogger, Beauty addict, Creative cook, Fashion junkie, Avid digital and hybrid scrapbooker, Long-time couponer, amongst many other things! But in ALL things – I’m passionate about creativity~!

Creative Life of a Glam Wife began just this past January, after heeding the advice of several different friends and family encouraging me to start a blog! A culmination of many of my passions funneled into this website – which has taken on a life of its own. I was previously using Facebook to share recipes, beauty tips, posting about digital scrapbooking etc, when I realized a blog would be a much better forum to share all of my little tidbits.

Once I decided to do a blog – it was onto the naming process! Which was no small feat. The name had to be perfect, it had to be catchy, and yet describe what I’m about in a nutshell, and for those of you who know me – I’m not good at doing “nutshells”! (haha) I was talking about this with one of my girlfriends when we started brainstorming and she asked me what I’d want in my blog name. And I told her “Well, I love pink, I love bling, I’m a beauty junkie and passionate about creativity.” And she said to me “How about Creative Life of a Glam Wife?” And right away I KNEW – this was it~! This was my name! And immediately got to work developing the website and the content for it!

The main focus of my blog is Beauty and Cooking; although I have (and will do) articles on other topics such as Fashion, Digital Scrapbooking, Staying Glam on a Bargainista Budget, and Life in General. Sharing beauty tips/trends, experimenting with products, product reviews and comparisons, and “how-to” articles, all while staying “Glam” on a budget. As well as, cooking tips I’ve learned over the years, some of my tried and true recipes and even some time-saving budget-friendly meals as well. Also sharing recipes that are geared toward a healthier, more natural diet! As well – sharing tips, projects and techniques for doing Digital and Hybrid Scrapbooking and sharing advice and tips I’ve gained over the years as a parent! Creativity is one of the key ingredients to many of the topics I’ve discussed and I’ll show you just how to infuse that into your life!

So far, its been an amazing journey. Before I started blogging, I never realized just how much fun it would be. Creating each and every article for my blog, doing the research, experimenting with different products/recipes and having a forum in which to share it all! And on top of this, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the relationships I’ve been building through my Blog, Facebook and Twitter! I think that’s probably the biggest surprise of all – all the new and cherished relationships that I’ve been blessed with! I very much appreciate all of my readers, fellow bloggers, and businesses I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and socializing with! Wow – what a journey, and its only JUST beginning~! With that in mind, I’m SO excited for all the new things to come for my Blog Readers – many fun, new and very unique articles in the very near future!

I’m so excited to announce that Deborah is going to be “putting me to work” making some homemade body products! I have no experience in making body products, although I very much love using them! I recently started buying homemade body products from a dear friend and I’m SO happy with them, I’ve stopped shopping at Bath and Body Works all together! The quality is amazing, and being able use more natural products is also so important . And of course, Nature’s Garden scent choices don’t hurt either~! :)  I’ll be documenting the whole process on my blog with a series of detailed posts and pictures – so look for that in the near future! I just want to close with a BIG thank you to Nature’s Garden for suggesting this fun and unique partnership~!   Hugs and Blessings to all! xoxo

Contact Info:
Blog: www.creativelifeofaglamwife.com

Twitter: @Glam_Wife

Email: creativeglamwife@gmail.com